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Goddess Sugandha – Mantra - Benefits Of Sugandha Devi Worship

Goddess Sugandha is one among the manifestations of Adi Shakti (Mother Goddess). In this form, she is worshipped in the Sugandha Shakti Peeth at Shikarpur, 10 km north of Barisal, Bangladesh. Story of Goddess Sugandha As per Hindu scriptures, an arrogant Daksha Prajapati invited all the gods, goddesses and saints on earth to participate in Brihaspati Sarva Yajna at Kankhal Kshetra near modern day Haridwar. He purposefully did not invite his daughter Sati and her husband Shiva. Sati reached the yajna spot and wanted to know from her father as to why Mahadev Shiva was not invited and how can a yajna be complete without the presence of Mahadev. Daksha insulted Sati for arriving uninvited and he hurled series of abuses on Shiva. Unable to bear the insults of her husband, Sati jumped into the yajna fire and got self-immolated. Shiva Ganas including Veerabhadra Swamy appeared from an angry Shiva. They destroyed the Yajna and chopped off the head of Daksha. Shiva took th

Parasurama Kalpasutra – Tantric Text On Mother Goddess Worship

Parasurama Kalpasutra is a tantric text on the worship of the Mother Goddess. The term ‘kalpa’ denotes a manual laying down rules governing religious rites. Parasurama, the fifth avatar of Lord Vishnu, is said to be the author of Parasurama Kalpasutra. The work is in the form of aphorisms divided into ten sections. The cryptic and terse statements made in the aphorisms cannot be understood without the aid of the commentary of Rameshwara, composed in 1831 AD. Parasurama Kalpasutra Text Details The person competent to receive instruction in Srividya worship should have a pure mind. All the tantras are not outside the purview of Vedas and are authoritative even during the Kali Yuga. They are fit to be expounded by the adherents of Vedas. The text holds that Vedas have been composed by Lord Shiva and hence there is no possibility of human blemishes in Vedas. The tantric treatise explains the nature of devotion and how it can help to fulfill desires. It requires on

Mind Control Techniques in Hinduism

Controlling mind is next to impossible and numerous mind control techniques were developed by Hinduism as the religion had realized that uncontrolled mind is the real problem. Lord Krishna gave a perfect path of mind control in the Bhagavad Gita. “Lord Krishna said: O Son of Kunti, it is undoubtedly very difficult to curb the restless mind, but it is possible by suitable practice and by detachment.”(BG 6.35) God Himself accepted that the mind is very flickering. This is indeed everyone’s experience. Mind cannot be quiet even for one second. Actually what is this mind? It is nothing but a chain of thoughts. The thoughts about whatever happened in the past, whatever is happening now and whatever is expected to happen in future comprise the mind’s existence. Mind keeps worrying about the things that already happened, keeps imagining about the future events and often forgets about the present context. It means actually it jumps over various issues like a monkey.